Full of dramas, tragedies, thrillers inspired by the 2nd world war and even parts of the world war are based on numerous true events. Film makers are still making movies of different categories with fragmented events. The scope and events of World War II are so vast that it is impossible to summarize them in an essay or story or even a film. In the history of cinema, there have not been so many films focused on a specific topic and not on any topic. Among the numerous films, there are some films, which without watching, much of World War II will remain unknown. Some of the world famous movies about World War 2 are presented below. If you don't see the movies, just like the world famous movies will remain unseen, there is a possibility that many amazing facts of World War 2 will also remain unknown.
Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003)
If World War II started with World War I, then this film shows the full flow of events. The reasons and events behind the rise of Hitler and the practice of extreme nationalism to such an extreme degree since the end of World War I have been shown at length. Hitler: The Rise of Evil is usually called a mini TV series rather than a full-length film. Because it is divided into two parts.
The film begins with Hitler's childhood. From Hitler's change of heart after World War 1 to his joining political life and becoming one of the most powerful politicians in the world, it is covered. Hitler The Rise of Evil can be called a partial autobiography of Hitler. The length of the film is up to Hitler's rise to power in Germany. Robert Carlyle shows how much work goes into acting. He has proved that Hitler's character has been perfectly captured in himself and has been portrayed accurately. This series is one of the means to know Hitler completely.
Schindler's List (1993)
Despite being a mainstream Hollywood movie, Steven Spielberg's Haunting Schindler's List features a remarkable real-life account of the multi-award-winning film Oskar Schindler's extraordinary portrayal of the horrors of the Holocaust. An industrialist and member of the Nazi party is believed to have saved the lives of around 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust. Schindler employed Jewish workers in Nazi-occupied Poland in his factories and bribed Nazi officials to protect them from frequent deportation camps. He is believed to have created seven lists, naming them for preservation purposes, which survive to this day.
Steven Spielberg made a film based on Thomas Keneally's 1982 Man Booker Prize-winning novel Schindler's Ark. Such extraordinary events of World War 2 touched the hearts of the audience and won many awards including Oscars.
The Great Escape (1963)
Many famous movies have been made based on true and false stories of prison escapes. Among them, The Great Escape, based on the true events of the 2nd World War, made in 1963, must be on top.
Jews captured by German Nazi forces, Allied officers were all imprisoned in the camp. Anyone tried to escape from those makeshift camps. In a camp some Allied officers are imprisoned. From that camp, many tried various means of escape in a very comical way but failed. caught Then, led by American (fictional) Captain Virgil Hilts and British Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett, they all begin digging tunnels to escape together. One of the attractions of this film is the thrilling incident of rescue from jail.
This true story had all the drama, tension and tragedy a Hollywood movie needs. Although several film companies were initially reluctant to get behind The Great Escape (perhaps due to the lack of a glamorous lady love character), it was a box office hit in 1963. Indeed, the film has become a bona fide classic of World War II films – a 1963 Time magazine review stated: “The Great Escape is simply great escapism”.
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
James Private Ryan is the 4th child of an unfortunate mother whose three other children died on the battlefields of World War II. The death telegram of the three children was to be sent to their mother. At that time, the US Army Chief saw that his other son, James Ryan, was now fighting in a place in Normandy. Then the US Army Chief decided to rescue James Ryan and send him back to his mother.
He then sends a group of warriors led by Second Ranger Captain Miller (Tom Hanks) to find James Ryan. Saving Private Ryan is based on such a poignant incident amid the horrors of war. One of the highlights of this movie is the fight to rescue James Ryan amid the extraordinary production techniques and the horrors of war.
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
After watching Life Is Beautiful you have to take a deep breath and say, Life is really beautiful. The son's life can't be better when the father turns the entire camp into a hide-and-seek game camp for his son's enjoyment even amidst the holocaust of World War II!
Librarian Guido Orifice (Roberto Benini) falls in love with school teacher Dora and marries her. Everything continues in a comedy style. They were having a good time with their son Joshua. During World War II, Guido was trapped in a concentration camp with his entire family. There, Guido cleverly turns the brutality of his son Joshua's life in captivity into an alluring game. According to the rules of the game, if Joshua wins, he will get a tank as a reward.
A wonderful love story of a lover, a wonderful film of pure joy and pain in the intense appeal of a great father's son's love. Life is really beautiful.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
The story of Bruno, the 8-year-old son of a Nazi commander. The commander is in charge of a prison camp. So the commander changed his house and went to the bungalow next to the camp. Bruno leaves his past friends. Don't know where it came from. Because he is not yet old enough to understand the horrors of war.
Next to the house, Bruno sneaks into a prison camp surrounded by barbed wire. Bruno watched as the prisoners worked there, playing football in the afternoon. One day he met 8-year-old Samuel inside the cut wire. He is a Jew, imprisoned with his father. Bruno is the commander's son. The horrors of war are not supposed to affect him. Samuel knows his situation. However, the two became friends. From that friendship, the commander's son Bruno had to endure the horrors of war. A sad version of the horrors of World War II emerges in this film.
The film begins with Hitler's Berlin on the verge of imminent collapse. By April 1945, Russian forces were approaching Berlin. On the morning of April 20, Russian artillery bombarded Berlin. The German forces tried hard to hold back the advancing Russian forces with great pomp, but failed. Hitler called an emergency meeting and gave various orders, but at that moment the German forces had nothing else to do.
Hitler, who was stationed under the bunker, committed suicide with his wife Eva Braun because he would not surrender himself to the Russian forces after seeing certain defeat. Many of Hitler's other officers in the bunker also chose to commit suicide like Hitler. The downfall took place just in time for the defeat of the mighty Hitler. Looking at actor Bruno Ganz, there is no way to tell Hitler and the actor are different people. Bruno Ganz completely became Hitler for this film.
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